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We went and took the sled off the trailer and about to use it for the first time this season when we noticed it would not turn. We have everything loose on it except the part under the engine, where it actualy turns. What could be wrong? And whats the best way to get to it? Take off the air box?
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we figgured out its not that turning thing under the engine its what holds the turning shaft in. Its really locked up. Sprayed with wd-40 and grease but it wont budge. Any suggestions.?
 

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Not sure which part you mean but perhaps a little heat from a propane torch might help, if you can get at it safely.
 

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We tried that but you know how u can follow the shaft from the steering bar down and it comes to this thing where it turns inside of it. Well it wont turn and its locked up pretty good. We tried we greaseing it heating it. We have it off now. Not sure if to buy a new one
 

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The steering column on Polaris machines is attached by an aluminum extrusion which the steel column passes through. With two metals in contact, you sometimes get bi-metallic corrosion in there when it runs out of lubrication and/or gets wet. On many machines it is difficult to get grease in there because of access, access problems which also can lead to breaking the zerk off. The best solution is to pull the engine, take off the column and use a vise, wrench, Aero-Kroil or other penetrating fluid to get things moving and then grease well after it's loose. Of course that method is quite a bit of work and hassle so hopefully the other ways will work for you. You do need to get some kind of good lubricant in there though once you get it loose or it'll happen again.
 
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